08/03 – Saadi Gaddafi geeft broer Saif al-islam de schuld en betoogt dat zonder zijn vader zich een burgeroorlog zal ontketenen.
In an interview with Al Arabiya TV aired on Monday, Gaddafi’s son Saadi, warned that if his father, Muammar Gaddafi, leaves office there would be a civil war in the country and blamed his brother Saif-al-Islam for having failed to address the father’s recommendations.
“The tribes are all armed, there are forces from the Libyan army and the eastern region is armed. The situation is not like Tunisia or Egypt,” said Saadi, who was briefly a professional footballer in Italy before turning to business
07/03 – Gaddafi zal amnestie verleend worden door rebellen als hij vertrekt.
07/03 – Libische troepen in tegenaanval op rebellen. Gevechten lopen uit in een burgeroorlog.
07/03 – Obama verhoogt druk op Gaddafi nu no-fly zone aan steun wint. Militaire steun aan rebellen een serieuze optie geworden.
Barack Obama has stepped up pressure on Colonel Gaddafi, saying the US and Nato allies were considering a military response to violence inLibya, with the list of options including arming the rebels.
Speaking at the White House, Obama said: “The violence that has been taking place and perpetrated by the government in Libya is unacceptable.” He said Muammar Gaddafi’s government “will be held accountable for whatever violence continues to take place there”. Last week Obama said Gaddafi must stand down.
Behind the scenes, US officials are engaged in discussions at the UN and at Nato in Brussels on options ranging from cyber-warfare attacks to arms drops to the rebels, as proposed by some Republicans. There is at present an arms embargo on Libya. Meanwhile, a powerful US air and naval force is assembling off Libya.